Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Meza F.J., Vicuña S., Gironás J., Poblete D., Suárez F. and Oertel M. (2015)

Water–food–energy nexus in Chile: the challenges due to global change in different regional contexts

Revista : Water International
Volumen : 40
Número : 5-6
Páginas : 839–855
Tipo de publicación : ISI Ir a publicación


This paper modifies the traditional representation of the water–food–energy (WFE) nexus by emphasizing the flows or influences between components. This allows a better representation of the dynamic nature of the WFE nexus in response to global change drivers. It applies a conceptual figure to synthesize the status and future challenges of the nexus in four regions of Chile that are currently under pressure due to climate variability, relative water scarcity and strong competition for water from different sectors.